Invisible disabilities include a wide variety of conditions, including chronic pain, gastrointestinal disorders, brain injuries, and mental illnesses. Often the suffering that goes with these disabilities is unnoticed or misunderstood in work or school settings.
When people with invisible disabilities seek accommodations or support, they risk being belittled, criticized, or perceived as disingenuous. Therefore many suffer silently in order to avoid prejudice, misunderstandings, or outright discrimination. Read more to find out how schools and workplaces can better accommodate those with invisible disabilities.